Primarolo told North Wiltshire Tory MP James Gray that payments totalling £15,000, £18,000 and £5,000 for each year up to March 2001 were so small they did not have to come out of a separate vote.
Primarolo’s comments come soon after she admitted the Treasury had no idea of the degree of success or failure of anti-avoidance tax legislation introduced in recent years.
The paymaster general told Commons it was not ‘possible to assess with any degree of accuracy the amount of tax saved as a result of anti-avoidance measures’.
HMRC has won its tenth successive case against tax avoidance schemes promoted by NT Advisors. The Court of Appeal has ruled that NT ... read more
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